TAGSConferenceeducationJournalismLimerick City and CountyNewsuniveristy of limerick Email Limerick social entrepreneurs honoured for their work in response to covid-19 Advertisement TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! Print Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat WhatsApp Previous articleNew 33 space car park opened in AdareNext articleLISTEN: Limerick deserve the league and they won it in style Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Limerick on Covid watch list Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow NewsEducationFergal Keane to deliver keynote lecture at University of Limerick journalism conferenceBy Staff Reporter – April 3, 2019 1023 Facebook Linkedin Fergal Keane, pictured with UL Journalism students at his last visit to the university. Picture: Alan Place/FusionShooters.FERGAL Keane, BBC Africa Editor, will deliver a keynote lecture at a major journalism conference at University of Limerick on Thursday, April 11 as part of theCelebrating 10 Years of [email protected] Conference.The BBC Africa Editor, who is also the new Adjunct Professor of Journalism at UL will give a lecture on ‘Journalism and Democracy under Siege: How Can We Combat the Threat of Fake News and the Rise of Populism’.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Following the lecture, some of the country’s leading journalists and editors, including RTÉ broadcaster Miriam O’Callaghan, Irish Independent Editor Fionnán Sheahan, and Irish Times News Editor Mark Hennessy, will hold a panel discussion on the topic.Head of Journalism at the University of Limerick Mary Dundon said that they are delighted to have someone of Fergal Keane’s calibre giving the keynote address at their 10th-anniversary conference.“He is an award-winning journalist who has covered most of the global war zones over the past 28 years and won numerous international awards for his fearless reporting – including an OBE from Queen Elizabeth for his services,“ Ms Dundon said.Mr Keane’s lecture will start at 10.30am on Thursday, April 11 in the GEMSO – 016 lecture hall and it will be followed by the panel discussion with some of the country’s leading journalists and a Q&A session with the audience.In the afternoon, there will be a panel discussion profiling UL’s latest journalism and media academic research. The topic: Journalism, Discourse, and Inequality, will be discussed by: Dr Fergal Quinn; Professor Eoin Devereux; Professor Martin Power, Kathryn Hayes and Audrey Galvin.This will be followed by another panel discussion featuring some of the most success UL journalism graduates including Hilary McGann, CNN; Cillian Sherlock, RTE; Denise Calnan, Irish Independent and Andrew Roberts, The Journal.
Previous: Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing Next: Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World Christina Hughes Babb is a reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, she has been a reporter, editor, and publisher in the Dallas area for more than 15 years. During her 10 years at Advocate Media and Dallas Magazine, she published thousands of articles covering local politics, real estate, development, crime, the arts, entertainment, and human interest, among other topics. She has won two national Mayborn School of Journalism Ten Spurs awards for nonfiction, and has penned pieces for Texas Monthly, Salon.com, Dallas Observer, Edible, and the Dallas Morning News, among others. Print This Post Sign up for DS News Daily Florida takes the top spot for what the authors of a new report call “profitable investing,” followed by Dallas/Fort Worth, Washington D.C., Atlanta, and Houston.A Q1 report from MyHouseDeals.com, an online community for residential real estate investors, provides data about which market areas and deal types are available.”2020 was a historic year as the U.S. navigated the coronavirus pandemic. The residential real estate industry thrived as historically low mortgage interest rates led to unprecedented demand. Strong market conditions have extended into 2021. While mortgage rates have crept up a bit, the market is still red-hot and pricing wars are commonplace,” according to the MyHouseDeals report.During the first quarter of 2021, MHD says it added thousands of deals in the following categories:Wholesale real estate deals (76.9%)Investor-ready foreclosures (18.1%)Motivated MLS deals (4.4%)Motivated seller deals (0.5%)Realtor.com recently named another metro area, Canton, Ohio, one of the best places for real estate investors.”Pre-pandemic, Canton made the list of our 20 hottest housing markets thanks to its affordability,” noted Realtor.com’s Elena Cox. “With a median listing price about half the national median of $375,000, Canton is the most budget-friendly metro on our list—it’s also a good place for investors who want to turn single-family homes into rentals.”Joey Marino with Whipple Auction and Realty has worked with buyers from all over the country, including Las Vegas, the Carolinas, and New York, who are looking to purchase investment properties in Canton.“The rents are not near as high as what you would get in New York City, but the return on investment can still get you 1% or more monthly,” Marino told Realtor.com.Single-family home rentals remained a strong market for investors during the last year with good prospects ahead, despite the challenges for owners of other rental properties as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic moratoria, DS News reported in its May 2021 print edition.“The single-family home rental market is absolutely on fire,” Jeff Pintar, CEO, Pintar Investment Company told DS News, echoing the sentiments of other market experts. “In all aspects of it, it’s continued to get stronger and stronger and has continued to evolve. The operational efficiencies of this business are actually far better than multifamily or other asset classes.”“Most of our customers are adding to their portfolios right now,” added Bill Tessar, President, Civic Financial Services.With home prices rising to incredible heights, all-cash offers on houses are winning bidding wars, says Realtor.com, and cash buyers are typically real estate investors or people looking for second homes.Thus, the ability to pay cash for a property investment gives one an edge, and the folks at MHD suggest studying the data maps in this Q1 2020 report, which includes an ARV per market area graph, at MyHouseDeals.com. Subscribe Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 1 day ago Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors Is Rise in Forbearance Volume Cause for Concern? 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago 2021-05-28 Christina Hughes Babb Related Articles The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News About Author: Christina Hughes Babb Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago 2 days ago 235 Views Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 1 day ago
UNION COUNTY, Ind. – A house fire that occurred in Union County earlier this year could cost the county big bucks.Two Liberty residents claim the county failed when a home caught on fire on Old State Route 101 February 25.First reported by the Liberty Herald, a 911 report of a structure fire came in around 12:30 a.m. and a police officer was dispatched to the scene, however, did not report and failed to notify dispatchers.A second 911 call was made three hours later regarding a grass fire in the same location. The Liberty Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched and arrived to a completely burnt structure along with a grass fire.A tort claim has been filed by Dale Brandt and Monica Sherwood, both of Liberty, in response to damaged personal property in the fire.The claim alleges county employees failed on three occasions. First, the police officer did not go to the scene of the fire and also failed to notify dispatchers. Also, the claim states that dispatchers did not send out firefighters on the initial call.Brandt is seeking $75,000 in damages and Sherwood is asking for $125,000 in restitution, the newspaper reports.